Interrogators are waiting for Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for another day of questioning, reports say.
After inviting and grilling him for several hours, EFCC on Tuesday allowed Ekweremadu go home. He faces questions over suspicious ownership of 22 properties said to be in Nigeria, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America.
“We were not satisfied with the answers he gave us yesterday (Tuesday), but we extended an administrative bail to him,” Premium Times quoted a source to have said.
“We are, however, waiting for him to return today for the second day of clarification,” the source said.
It is unclear at the moment what time the top lawmaker would report at the EFCC today.
In March, Federal Government had sought an interim order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to provisionally seize 22 major properties belonging to Ekweremadu located within and outside the country.
The properties are recognized as:
- 11 Evans Enwerem Street, Apo Legislative Quarters, Apo, Abuja;
- Plot 2633 Kyami, Abuja; Housing Estate;
- Plot 1106 CRD, Cadastral Zone 07-07, Lugbe, Abuja;
- Plot 2782, Asokoro Extension, Abuja;
- Houses at Citi Park Estate, Gwagwalada, Abuja
- Plot 1474, Cadastral Zone BD6, Mabushi, Abuja.
- Congress Court, Abuja.
- Flat 1, Block D25, Athletics Street, (24th Street), Games Village, Abuja.
- Plot 66, 64 Crescents, Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja.
Others outside the country are:
- Flat 4, Varsity Court, Harmer Street, WIH 4NW, London;
- 52, Ayleston Avenue, NW6 7AB, London;
- Room 1903, The Address Hotel, Downtown Dubai;
- The Address Boulevard, 3901, Dubai;
- Two Flats of Burij Side Boulevard (the signature), Dubai
- Emirate Gardens Apartment No. EGG1/1/114, Dubai.
- Emirate Gardens Apartment No. EGG1/115, Dubai;
- Apartment DFB/12/B 1204, Park Towers, Dubai;
- Flat 3604, MAG214, Dubai;
- Villa No 148, Maeen 1, The Lakes Emirates Hills, Dubai;
- 4507 Stella Street, Bellavida Estate Kissime, Florida, United States;
- 2747 Club Cortile Circle, Kissime, Florida, US
- 2763 Club Cortile Circle, Kissime, Florida, US.